Udaygiri Cave

The Udayagiri Caves is famous for  cave temples in India. They are located near the city of Vidisha, about 45 km from Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is India’s most important archaeological sites from the Gupta period, and the site are under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India.

Udayagiri has a series of rock-shelters , ruined buildings, inscriptions, water systems and fortifications. The complex consists of twenty caves, mostly belong to Hinduism. The site have a unique sculpture of God Vishnu in Varha Avtar.

God Vishnu
God Vishnu in Varah Avtar

Moreover, as i find site is not well maintained, no buddy is there to guide you. Only your Auto or Cab driver tell you storied about these ruins.

How to reach Udaygiri:

Udayagiri is about 4 km from the town of Vidisha and 13 km from the World heritage monument of Sanchi.

By Flight: Nearest airport is at Bhopal hardly 45 km from Vidisha so you can book a taxi to for Udaygiri cave and Sanchi both.

By Train: Maximum train on this route have stoppage at Vidisha. from station you can hire a auto just for Rs. 300/- for covering Udaygiri cave and Sanchi. Two hour is enough to explore Udaygiri caves.

By Bus: Regular buses are there from Bhopal to Vidisha and it is about 1 hr journey.


Note:  There are a number of places in India with the same name, the most notable being the mountain called Udayagiri at Rajgir in Bihar and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves in Odisha.

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